At Joshibi Junior college of Art and Design in Japan, Kaori studied spatial art and design, and developed an interest in the materials used in architecture.  During this time, she was drawn to how different materials influence the life of human beings, and saw glass as a medium which has many faces and plays the role of connecting outside and inside.  After studies at Joshibi junior college, she continued to study glass and related creative processes at the Japanese Glass Art Institute.  While she was there, she discovered that glass was the best material to express her ideas, which are a reflection of my cultural background.  Kaori came to the U.S. in 2003 to expand my perspective on art as well as improve the quality and depth of my work outside of Japanese culture.



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